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Mulcair and Trudeau both set to hit the by-election hustings in Provencher

For the third day in a row, rival opposition leaders Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau will run the risk of running into each other on the by-election hustings -- this time, in Provencher.

On the NDP campaign agenda today: A mid-morning roundtable discussion on "infrastructure and immigration" with Niverville municipal leaders" alongside his party's candidate of choice, Natalie Courcelles Beaudry, followed by a closed-door chat with members of the Francophone community in Ste-Agathe.

This afternoon, Trudeau will join Liberal hopeful Terry Hayward at the Lac Du Bonnet Chicken Chef, where the pair will meet with "members of the community."

Elsewhere on the good news circuit:

  • ACOA Minister of State Rob Moore -- whose ministerial title now includes his political role as "regional minister for New Brunswick" -- starts his day at the province's emergency operations centre in Fredericton, where he'll provide information on disaster assistance, and then head to the newly opened Route 7 Welsford Bypass, where he'll join local MP John Williamson at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel spreads glad tidings for Sous-Traitance Industrielle Quebec and the Meloche Group -- during a visit to a Boucherville hotel, and then heads to Quebec City for an "important infrastructure event" at the Centre écologique Léopold-E.-Beaulieu
  • Back in Toronto, Treasury Board President Tony Clement talks red tape reduction and Canada European free trade at a "roundtable discussion" hosted by local MP Mark Adler and the Tourism Association of Canada.
  • Elsewhere in the city, Public Safety parliamentary secretary Roxanne James brings new "counter-terrorism research funding" to the the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus.
  • Meanwhile, in Calgary, Ministers of State Michelle Rempel and Greg Rickford, whose portfolios cover western economic diversification and science and technology, respectively, team up for a speech at the 2013 Polytechnics Canada Student Applied Research Showcase, which, according to the advisory, "celebrates the country's top college student researchers."
  • Before that gets underway, however, Rickford will drop by the University of Calgary to unveil a new initaitive that will provide "significant support for research and innovation at Canadian universities. A similar event scheduled to take place at Universite Laval, where Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander will do the honours on Rickford's behalf.
  • Finally, Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover makes her way to the west coast, where she'll start her day by sharing the details of "government action on choice and flexibility for television services" in Vancouver, and then make her way to Victoria ferrying fresh federal support for the city's jazz society.   
For up to the minute dispatches from the precinct and beyond, keep your eye on the Parliament Hill Ticker below -- or, alternatively, bookmark it and check back throughout the day. 

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